San Francisco Hop On Hop Off with Big Bus Tours San Francisco, CA

Big Bus Tours San Francisco75 Hagiwara Tea Garden DrSan Francisco, CA 94118
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Total Price: $49.98 (USD)


San Francisco hop on hop off tours are an ideal way to see the city’s best sights while exploring at your own pace. Journey across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from the upper deck of an open-top, double-decker bus, and hop off at over 16 convenient stops like Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury, to explore. Then hop back on at your leisure.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Use your 1-day ticket on any date; 2-day tickets must be used on consecutive days.
  • Hop off and on as often as you please. Your driver will announce hop-off stops as the bus arrives at each location.
  • Download the Big Bus app for real-time bus stop locations and timing.
  • Daytime Red Route has 17 stops in total and buses run every 30 minutes between 10am and 5pm.
  • Nighttime tour lasts approximately 1 hour. The night tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.
  • Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, and experience amazing views from an open-top, double-decker bus.
  • See all the city's top landmarks.
  • Includes pre-recorded commentary.


from Big Bus Tours San Francisco
Explore San Francisco from an open-top, double-decker bus operated by Big Bus Tours. San Francisco Hop On Hop Off bus tours will introduce you to all the city's must-see sights, with 17 conveniently located stops at iconic landmarks and attractions. Your flexible ticket allows you to hop on and hop off the bus as much as you like, so you can enjoy the freedom to stay for a few snaps or immerse yourself for hours.

Sit back, relax and take in all the iconic sights on a San Francisco hop-on, hop-off bus tour, with stops at key points of interest, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury.

Please Note: The Night Tour (Blue Route) is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.

Red Route Includes:
  • Big Bus Tours' Fisherman's Wharf Visitor's Center
  • North Beach / Chinatown
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square South
  • Redemption Center / HIlton Hotel
  • Civic Center
  • Alamo Square
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Park - outside California Academy of Sciences (Monday–Saturday only)
  • North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Marina / Cow Hollow
  • Lombard Street
  • Pier 35 Cruise Terminal
  • Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Park - North-West corner of Lincoln Way & 9th Ave (Sundays and Public Holidays only)

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Tours San Francisco

Where does the tour begin?

Stop #1 is located at the Big Bus Tours Visitor's Center, located at 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets). You can join the tour at any Big Bus stop location.

How long does the tour take?

Day Tour (Red Route): a full circuit takes about 2 hours if you don't hop off the bus. You can hop on and hop off the tour as much as you like or choose to stay on board the entire circuit. Night Tour (Blue Route): a full circuit takes 1 hour. Please note that the Night Tour isn't a hop-on, hop-off tour.

What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?

Day Tour (Red Route): First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1 (Pier 41). Last Bus: 5:00pm at Stop #1 (Pier 41) Bus Frequency: every 30 minutes. Night Tour (Blue Route): First Bus: 6:30pm only, from Stop #1 (Pier 41)

What can I see and visit during the tour?

During your Big Bus Tour, you'll pass through famous San Francisco neighborhoods like Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park and the Embarcadero. See landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid, City Hall, and of course, feel the wind in your hair as you travel over the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Simply hop on to discover and hop off at any stop to explore further. They stop at 17 convenient locations, each selected because it provides easy access to an attraction or place of interest. You can hop on and hop off the tour as much as you like or choose to stay on board for the entire circuit.

How will I know where to get off?

Your guide will communicate upcoming stops.

Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?

Yes, Big Bus operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650lbs. Please be advised that their entire fleet in San Francisco is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please call the number on your e-ticket 48 hours prior to your tour date.

Can I bring my pet?

No pets are allowed on board the bus. Only ADA service animals are permitted.

Can I bring food or drinks?

No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

Is luggage allowed on board the bus?

No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.